5 ways to ask a favour in Spanish

5 Ways to ask a favour in Spanish

Do you know how to ask for a favour in Spanish?

If you live in a Spanish-speaking country, you will need to know how to ask others for help, but don’t worry because the structures are not very difficult. We are going to look at 5 ways to ask for a favour in Spanish and then practice with exercises. …Ready?

1.Me podría(s)

¿Me podría(s)….?
Could you…?


¿Me podría(s) ayudar con los deberes, por favor?
Could you help me with my homework, please? 

This is a formal way of asking for a favour.

Me podría… (usted) y Me podrías (tú).

2. Me puede(s)

¿Me puede(s)… ?
Can you… ?

¿Me puedes ayudar con el carrito, por favor?
Can you help me with the cart, please?

 This is a more direct and less formal way of asking for a favor.

Me puede (usted) y Me puedes (tú).

3. Me ayuda(s)

¿Me ayuda(s)?

Do you help me?

This is an informal and direct way to ask for help.

Me ayuda (usted), Me ayudas (tú)

4. Me echa(s) una mano

¿Me echa(s) una mano?

Can you give me a hand?

This is a very direct and informal way to ask for help.

Me echa (usted) Me echas (tú)

5. Te importa / Te importaría

¿Te importa pasar por casa esta tarde?
Do you mind stopping by this afternoon?

¿Te importaría tirar la basura?
Would you mind putting out the trash?

The first sentence with the verb «importar» in the present tense followed by the infinitive, is more direct.

The second sentence with the verb «importar» in conditional followed by infinitive, is more formal.

5 Ways to ask a favour in Spanish

Let’s practice…

How do we ask another person?

a) Bajar el volumen (lower the volume)

b) Apagar la música (turn off the music)

c) Hablar más alto ( speak louder)

Write your in the comments, and I’ll correct you.

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